Meet the Blogger: M. Fay of Amateur Couture

August 2, 2010


What decided the theme for your blog?
Amateur Couture has evolved to a blog that celebrates the connection between art and fashion, often in the most literal of senses. It happened very organically, with a Jason Wu dress that reminded me of a painting that I loved. I posted both images and the concept was born, sharing my favorite things and using art as inspiration.


How do you go about finding the perfect pairings between art and fashion?

Sometimes I find the dress.  Sometimes I find the art. I remember pictures the way other people remember words. It can be like a memory game that happens quickly, as often as it can be a treasure hunt.


Is this an outsource of creativity for you or is it an extension of the line of work you are in?

In my fantasy world I am a sophisticated lover of art, but in reality I am an amateur devotee. I spend my days as a shop girl in a darling soap store, but at night I turn into creative wanderer, drowning myself in art books, fashion magazines, and my beloved laptop.


If you could go any place in the world to soak up fashion and art where would it be?

I wish I could say Paris or New York, but I haven’t been to either unless in a daydream. I find inspiration in shapes, color combination and textures. Looking for the beauty in all things, I challenge myself to see the world through rose-colored glasses.


What are your favorite sources of creative inspiration (this can be websites, places, people. Etc)

Oh my! I could go on and on and on….may I rant and rave.  Chagall, Bardot, Warhol, the stars, the sea, my Grandmother’s jewelry box, Chanel (always Chanel), the promise of an empty canvas or a blank page. 

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* Thank you so much M. Fay for being a part of the series! I am fascinated by your blog and can’t wait to see more!



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